State governments

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2018 file photo, U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., in Phoenix. Sinema won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat Monday, Nov. 12, in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
November 12, 2018 - 6:47 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. The three-term congresswoman won after a slow vote count that...
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An employee at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office prepares to sort ballots before being counted, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 12, 2018 - 5:31 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has expressed outrage that some voters in hurricane-ravaged Bay County had been allowed to vote by email against state rules. Gillum spoke...
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Employees at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office check a machine as they sort ballots before being counted, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 12, 2018 - 4:37 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After Republicans, including President Donald Trump, made unsubstantiated accusations of illegal activity, a judge on Monday urged the warring sides in the Florida recount to "ramp down the rhetoric," saying it erodes public confidence in the election for Senate and...
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Richard Ojeda, Democratic candidate for West Virginia's 3rd Congressional district, watches election results during his campaign's watch party at Special Occasions in Yuma, near Logan, W.Va., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Dylan Vidovich/The Logan Banner via AP)
November 12, 2018 - 11:26 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A retired Army paratrooper and current West Virginia lawmaker seeking to restore the Democratic Party's blue-collar roots chose Veterans Day to formalize his campaign for the presidency in 2020. Richard Ojeda made the announcement Monday at the Korean War Veterans Memorial...
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Republican Brian Kemp, right, speaks during a news conference as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal listens in the Governor's ceremonial office at the Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Atlanta, Ga. Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he's captured enough votes to become governor despite his rival's refusal to concede. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 12, 2018 - 6:51 am
ATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians. That might not be so easy. Should his narrow lead hold over Democrat Stacey Abrams and ultimately send him to the governor's mansion, Kemp...
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Republican Brian Kemp, right, speaks during a news conference as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal listens in the Governor's ceremonial office at the Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Atlanta, Ga. Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he's captured enough votes to become governor despite his rival's refusal to concede. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 12, 2018 - 6:46 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 9:30 a.m. A spokesman for Republican Brian Kemp says a concession in the Georgia governor's race by Democrat Stacey Abrams is "long overdue." The statement Monday comes in response to a federal lawsuit filed Sunday by...
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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., campaigns Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Mama Hamil's Restaurant in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 12, 2018 - 3:20 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry leaves the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse in Charleston, W.Va. after a federal jury was selected for his criminal trial. On Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, the office of Gov. Jim Justice said that he has accepted the resignation of the suspended state Supreme Court justice recently convicted of federal charges, days ahead of a legislative session set to consider the justice’s removal amid an ongoing scandal involving the court. (Craig Hudson/The Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
November 11, 2018 - 4:11 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The resignation of a West Virginia Supreme Court justice recently convicted of federal charges prompted the governor Sunday to cancel a special legislative session that was to consider the justice's removal. It was the latest development in an impeachment scandal miring...
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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., campaigns Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Mama Hamil's Restaurant in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 11, 2018 - 4:08 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith said Sunday that her Nov. 2 remark was "exaggerated expression of regard" for someone...
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Crowd of protestors gather outside the Broward County of Supervisor of Elections Office as the statewide election recount is underway while ballots for governor, Senate, Agricultural Commission were run through scanning machines in Broward for a second time under the watchful eye of representatives of both parties and the campaigns on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP)
November 11, 2018 - 4:02 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mishaps, protests and litigation dominated Florida's first day of recounting the vote for pivotal races for governor and Senate, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco. Much of the drama on Sunday centered on Broward and Palm Beach counties, home to...
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